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Ramsdell Art Nouveau Necklace - Art Bead Scene Entry for August

About this design:

This is my entry in the Art Bead Scene August Challenge, the theme of which is Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell's illustration for American Crescent Cycles shown in the last photo.

The Czech glass beads were all purchased here at LimaBeads. I LOVE them and will definitely be ordering more. These were perfect for this month's entry.

And don't tell anyone, but there isn't any polymer in this piece. I printed the image on cardstock paper and put it under glass. It seemed more appropriate for the theme somehow.

SOLD 09/24/11


czech glass, Vintaj brass, glass, paper

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Beautiful design Lynda! Your work with Vintaj and Czech glass is truly inspiring! You certainly know how to bring out the best in both!

    But… I can’t believe I read that there’s (ssshhh) polymer clay involved! Say it isn’t so! ;) Just kidding – the end result is just fantastic, and very appropriate for the theme! :D Hugs!

  2. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    beautiful piece!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, ladies. Lori, I feel sooooooo guilty! LOL I may go back and redo it again, but it looks really pretty under glass, and you can’t do that with polymer, or there is no point, anyway. :)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynda, what a stunning necklace! Your designs still amaze me — with or without any polymer clay! ;) :D

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is beautiful Lynda I am hoping you won!!!! It is lovely!!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Lynn and Deb! :)

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Good Luck! You’ve embellished the cool image very attractively. (I especially like how you’ve scrolled the ends of the filigree to attach the rings – very slick!)

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    As I said on Facebook – I LIKE! ;-) You’ve seen the link on FB?

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you!

    Wenche, I have not seen it. I’m afraid I am not on facebook. I do Twitter, and I have a blog, but no facebook. I would love to see a screenshot, if you have one! :)

    Thanks again, ladies!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynda, I forgot to wish you tons of Chicky good luck in the August challenge!!! Is this one we can vote for? 8)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lyndia this is a fabulous piece Love it onto my favs. Best wish in the August challenge!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Yes, do tell if we can vote! Good luck to you!

    The pendant would be beautiful in polymer clay, but I wouldn’t re-do it! I actually thought it was a gorgeous jasper or Mookaite piece before I zoomed in and saw the figure! :P Silly me!

  13. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Lynda, What a gorgeous necklace, you did a fabulous job on it, I love everything about it!! Best of luck in the challenge, you are sure to win with this beauty!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you all so much. I wasn’t crazy about this one at first, but I’ve gotten so many nice compliments on it, it’s growing on me. :)

    Lynn and Lori, this is the monthly challenge in which the winner is chosen at random by the ABS ladies, no voting involved. I managed to win last month, so the odds are against me this month, but thank you for wanting to vote for it!

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Lynda, this is a fabulous piece!!! Love it and I hope you win :-)

  16. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    A wonderfully imaginative piece.

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thanks again, ladies! :)

  18. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    very nice!

  19. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Just saw this piece and it is WONDERFUL !!!
    No clay needed!!! :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you ladies!

  21. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Oh, it is a beauty! I just saw it first time! :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Julia. It didn’t win this month, but it did get featured on the blog today at :)

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